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Spot the cows

It’s 1:30am – the early hours of Saturday morning. We’re asleep in bed. Then it happens.

“Chris, the cows are making a lot of noise.” 564 more words


The Year of the Ram

Two more ram lambs born yesterday! First thing in the morning, a large single from one of last year’s Katahdin ewe lambs. Then, late yesterday afternoon, another large ram lamb single from our Icelandic ewe, Pebbles! 18 more words


A Night in the Lambing Sheds

Our ewes have always been kind to us during our lambing season and for the most part lambed during the day.  7.30am breakfast usually kicked things off, and we would have a couple of lambs just after 9am. 517 more words


The Plight of a Farmer

The drought in the country is making it very hard for the farmers.

My brother has a Dorper stud. Dorpers often have multiple births. He scans for twins and separates those ewes into a different paddock before lambing. 443 more words

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Sheep Vocabulary

Baa Baa Black sheep, have you any wool? It’s spring time… and that means it’s lambing season. The grass is soon to green and the weather will begin to warm up and the ewes are ready to give birth to their baby lambs. 755 more words


Fraggle, the little orphan lamb from last year who was accidentally tupped by Kenny the jumping ram, had her baby on Monday evening.

It was not an easy labour. 337 more words